Formula 1 season 2016 kicks off earlier
Start of the Formula 1 season 2016 is moved back two weeks and will start in March with a race in Melbourne.
Australian Grand Prix was originally scheduled for 3rd of April 2016, but it will go on March 20th, organizers announced on Wednesday.
“The change of the date is part of a number of changes on a provisional calendar issued by the World Motor Sport Council. The race will remain the first race of the Formula 1 season,” they said in a statement.
This change could affect teams in terms of preparations of new cars as they now have less time, but change was expected after Formula 1 personnel complained that a shorter summer break would see them overworked, particularly with the addition of race in Azerbaijan, which brings the calendar to a record breaking 21 races.
Final version of Formula 1 calendar for next season will be published until the end of the week.